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Ben Place Cottage

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Ben Place Cottage sits in a lovely quiet and secluded corner of Grasmere, at the very heart of the Lake District. Originally part of a Victorian 'gentleman's residence', this two bedroom cottage has its own private sitting-out area plus parking, and enjoys fell views across to Helm Crag and Stone Arthur. Ben Place is an easy 10 minutes walk from Grasmere village, giving ready access to the shops, cafes and restaurants, yet also giving it seclusion from the hustle and bustle of one of Lakeland's prime tourist destinations. The cottage has an 'upside-down' layout with the living accommodation on the upper floor. Stone steps lead to a covered porch. Living/dining room with woodburner stove, TV, DVD player, CD player, wifi hub. Galley kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fr...Ben Place Cottage sits in a lovely quiet and secluded corner of Grasmere, at the very heart of the Lake District. Originally part of a Victorian 'gentleman's residence', this two bedroom cottage has its own private sitting-out area plus parking, and enjoys fell views across to Helm Crag and Stone Arthur. Ben Place is an easy 10 minutes walk from Grasmere village, giving ready access to the shops, cafes and restaurants, yet also giving it seclusion from the hustle and bustle of one of Lakeland's prime tourist destinations. The cottage has an 'upside-down' layout with the living accommodation on the upper floor. Stone steps lead to a covered porch. Living/dining room with woodburner stove, TV, DVD player, CD player, wifi hub. Galley kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. Downstairs are: family bathroom with bath and shower over; two double bedrooms, one having a dressing-room alcove and en-suite bathroom with shower-bath (NB the en-suite bedroom is 6'11” wide, giving approx. 11” clearance either side of the bed); and utility room, housing a freezer, washer/dryer and central heating boiler. Heating is via oil-fired central heating, plus woodburner stove. Bed linen, oil and electricity included. (Please note you do need to provide your own towels). Outside is a gravelled parking area for 2 cars and a patio set and bench in a sunny corner of the patio garden. Children over the age of 5 are welcome (but please note the cottage has 2 double beds). Sorry we do not accept children under the age of 5, as there is an unfenced light well outside, with a drop of around 2 metres. Sorry, no smoking or pets. Ben Place Cottage– around and about Grasmere needs little introduction, famous for being the home of William Wordsworth and now one of the Lake District's premier tourist destinations. As well as Wordsworth's home, Dove Cottage, the village has numerous shops, hotels, cafes, galleries and restaurants. For day-to-day essentials, there is a well-stocked Co-op, a newsagents, a pharmacy and a post office. And of course there is the Grasmere Gingerbread shop! Situated at the heart of the Lake District, it is only a short drive to places such as Keswick, Ambleside, Windermere, Bowness, Ullswater and the Langdale Valley. Alternatively, there is the very regular 555 bus service – passing within 250m of the cottage - linking many of these places, and serving Windermere railway station, which means a car-free holiday is a real possibility. There are lake cruises on Windermere and Ullswater, or you can hire a rowing boat on Grasmere. There are cinemas in Bowness and Ambleside, and the Theatre on the Lake in Keswick. Beatrix Potter World is in Bowness and her home, Hilltop Farm is in nearby Sawrey. For walkers, you are at the heart of the Lakeland mountains with numerous high- and low-level walks. You can walk from the cottage to Alcock Tarn, Stone Arthur or Easedale Tarn. Or for the more adventurous, to the Langdales, the Fairfield Horseshoe or Helvellyn, all with the possibility of returning by bus if required.More
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Hugh and Wendy T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 28 December 2018

We spent Christmas at this beautiful cosy cottage and felt totally relaxed and at home as soon as we walked through the door - the cottage is spotless and fully equipped. The location is so peaceful with breathtaking views and only 10 walking distance from...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank annmc01
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Highly delighted with our stay at Ben Place, Grasmere. Stumbled across it when looking for somewhere that didn't take dogs and was also non smoking. Great location,warm cosy,clean and very well appointed. Would recommend and would try other cottages belonging to the owners.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Happyhiker311
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely cottage in a great location on the edge of a beautiful corner of the Lake District. The booking with Wendy was swift and the whole process streamlined for ease- easy to find the cottage, easy to park and simple arrangement to...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Pioneer27593500619
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Ben Place is set in a peaceful location just 10 minutes walk from the village of Grasmere. The cottage is cozy, clean and well equipped with everything you need to feel relaxed and at home. Views are amazing looking out from the cottage and we...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Cottage is totally as described and very easy to find. We had a peaceful and very relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. Wendy and Hugh are excellent hosts and very easy to communicate with. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need and within short...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank DrewW304
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Grasmere needs little introduction, famous for being the home of William Wordsworth and now one of the Lake District's premier tourist destinations. As well as Wordsworth's home, Dove Cottage, the village has numerous shops, hotels, cafes, galleries and restaurants. For day-to-day essentials, there is a well-stocked Co-op, a newsagents, a pharmacy and a post office. And of course there is the Grasmere Gingerbread shop! Situated at the heart of the Lake District, it is only a short drive to places such as Keswick, Ambleside, Windermere, Bowness, Ullswater and the Langdale Valley. Alternatively, there is the very regular 555 bus service – passing within 250m of the cottage - linking many of these pl
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